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  • 101airborne
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    Originally posted by Halyna View Post
    I have a pop up that I LOVE and will never part with. It's smaller than a teardrop, looks just like a 6x8 box, but once opened: 2 king size beds, a dinette that converts into a double bed, got water, fridge, 2 stoves, toilet and runs on battery/elec/propane. Easy to tote, easy to camouflage.
    And now the way the economy is you can get one dirt cheap with all the conveniences.
    Yeah.. and if you look you can find some nice ones really cheap.I got this one for less than $400

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  • flyvemaskin
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    the smaller camp and travel trailer dealers usually have some of them for under $8,000, and used ones in good shape go for about $5,000 or less. Personally I love them due to small size, ease of moving and easy to hide as in a bug out bag, just a bit larger. I own a 14 ft 1956 Shasta camp trailer that I've restored, no facilities, but pulls easily behind my 4 banger Toyota Tacoma, and it's easy to hide in the forest. I still like the smaller tear drop though.

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  • Halyna
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    I have a pop up that I LOVE and will never part with. It's smaller than a teardrop, looks just like a 6x8 box, but once opened: 2 king size beds, a dinette that converts into a double bed, got water, fridge, 2 stoves, toilet and runs on battery/elec/propane. Easy to tote, easy to camouflage.
    And now the way the economy is you can get one dirt cheap with all the conveniences.

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  • plowboy65
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    hey here is a cool site it has teardrops and other neat trail trailershttp://www.adventuretrailers.com/page/trailers/

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  • prkchp76
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    hey has anybody else tried to do any of this followed up or what's the deal

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  • mountainman28713
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    this is a great site! , but does anyone plans for and have built a camper trailer out of a M-100 ammo jeep trailer? I have had one given to me and it is in decent shape. I would like some plans for a camper setup on this frame size. It will be my bugout trailer as well.

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  • kenno
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    I was in one of these as a child and I can tell you, besides being extremely small and cramped, they are freaking OVENS!

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  • cudalyon
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    Originally posted by prairie dog View Post
    I've always thought these were way cool, so have bought a Harbor Freight 4x8 trailer, which is I believe the same as the tractor one you mentioned. I am building one that will slide off my trailer so I can use the trailer for other things when I need it, then slide it back on and attach it. It will pull easily behing my toyota tacoma four banger. I looked up a lot of stuff on them and got pretty excited so am building mine as time lets me.
    For me the advantage is portability. Easily pulled, easy to hide in the forest when camping or hiding out in a national emergency, it's narrow enough to get into places folks won't be looking. I can cache supplies somewhere, and then haul my shelter in there when the time comes, jack it up, and I'm good to go.
    Gotta love it.
    Sweet...Got any pics?

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  • prairie dog
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    Tear drop trailers

    I've always thought these were way cool, so have bought a Harbor Freight 4x8 trailer, which is I believe the same as the tractor one you mentioned. I am building one that will slide off my trailer so I can use the trailer for other things when I need it, then slide it back on and attach it. It will pull easily behing my toyota tacoma four banger. I looked up a lot of stuff on them and got pretty excited so am building mine as time lets me.
    For me the advantage is portability. Easily pulled, easy to hide in the forest when camping or hiding out in a national emergency, it's narrow enough to get into places folks won't be looking. I can cache supplies somewhere, and then haul my shelter in there when the time comes, jack it up, and I'm good to go.
    Gotta love it.

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  • Red Diamond Ranch
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    Teardrop Trailers

    This site has great info on building your own Teardrop Trailer. They have an Off Road section for building tough trailers. And they have Pics. :D

    http://www.mikenchell.com/forums/

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  • cudalyon
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    Originally posted by Brosia View Post
    my uncle had built one of these, really cool. On his, the whole back end opens up for the kitchen area.

    It looks great, but when I *tried* to sit inside it, I was hit with a major attack of claustrophobia, which I never had before.

    I like the door you've got on yours, cudalyon

    Mine has the little kitchen area on the back as well, but I have not built the hatch for it yet. The hatch and the roof vent is all I have left to do on it. (got to have the vent, everyone eats beans when they camp.)

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  • Brosia
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    my uncle had built one of these, really cool. On his, the whole back end opens up for the kitchen area.

    It looks great, but when I *tried* to sit inside it, I was hit with a major attack of claustrophobia, which I never had before.

    I like the door you've got on yours, cudalyon

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  • flight or fight
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    Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
    What would I search to find one of these? I really like it, and my little Ford Ranger with 240k miles and a four banger could pull it. I like it and I am going to look for one.


    Dozens of them on ebay.
    Here is a nice one.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Custo...QQcmdZViewItem
    Last edited by flight or fight; 01-11-2009, 05:44 PM. Reason: added link

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  • cudalyon
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    I have a PDF with a lot of links. Some of them are not valid anymore, but most are good. I could not attach it, but I will be glad to email it to anyone who wants it.

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  • cudalyon
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    I have a ton of info on them, but I didn't find it very helpful. Just decide how big you want it, and start building. I went with a 4X8 and bought the trailer from Tractor Supply for $319.00 and started cutting plywood. Let me know if you want any of the info I have. I will try to send you the stuff that I found useful.

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